Brandl

4.4
1653 Reviews
$50 and over
Contemporary American
Innovative American cuisine offering Live Jazz on Friday nights and specials events throughout the year. In addition to seasonal favorites and specials, the menu features specialities such as our Lazy Lobster poached in vanilla bean butter, served over asparagus risotto. Brandl—THE Dining Destination for the Jersey Shore!
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4.4
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4.5
ambience
4.1
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Noise · Moderate
91% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Christine
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on June 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Once again an excellent time. Never disappoints.

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vipbobp
Raleigh
3 reviews
Dined on June 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Always great food at Brandl. Service is excellent, host Paul is very good, Vincent our waiter is always superb.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a winner

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Whitebread
Philadelphia
48 reviews
Dined on May 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is my new go-to place! The setting is beautiful, the service is outstanding. The food is remarkable. Thai shrimp is fabuloso! Pot Stickers are wonderful. Do order the soufflé for the table.

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BarbS
Atlantic City
21 reviews
Dined on May 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service !!!

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vipAnanj
Key West
3 reviews
Dined on May 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place was great. Really enjoyed

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
119 reviews
Dined on May 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always, an excellent meal and with their early bird menu an exceptional value.

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vipMichelle
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall1food3service1ambience2

It was a terrible experience and it was Mother’s Day. Our waiter Vincent did not approach our table. We finally got water when we finished our dinner. The food was great but honestly will never go back and I would recommend anyone to save themselves from that experience and look for another place to eat. The only one that cared about the situation was our hostess not even the management. Disappointing.

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AuntBunny
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful Mother’s Day dinner. Food was delicious and staff lovely as usual! 💙

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vipMaryAnn
Atlantic City
28 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went for mother’s day, food was delicious, service was great!

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vipClaireS
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Mother’s Day

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vipJayS
New York Area
24 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall2food2service4ambience3

We were seated an hour after our reservation time. Expectations were high that the food would be good - it was nothing exceptional. Overall - a disappointment...

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

We made a reservation for 7:30. Upon arriving i waited my turn to speak to the hostess since multiple people were waiting. When i got to the hostess stand at 7:40 the hostess said right now they are behind and we couldnt be seated until 8:15 she also said that i was late for my reservation. I was late for my reservation because i was waiting my turn and did that need to be said since you werent seating me until 8:15 anyway. The few times we have been there the service is awful. They make it seem like they dont want or need your business. After being spoken to like that by the hostess and being told my reservation pretty much didnt even matter we went to Clementines in Avon and had a wonderful meal and the service was great! Dont waste your money at Brandls the food is not worth the snotty service

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vipAnnB
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Despite reservations, they were running 1hr behind. Good was great and service team worked very hard.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

We had a 7:15 reservation. We were told it would be 20 minutes but after 1 1/2 hours without being seated and told over and over that we were next, we left. Unfortunately we had previously enjoyed the food, service ambiance and looked forward to returning to the newly revamped restaurant. I do understand that they are short staffed but if we were told the truth from the beginning, we could have planned accordingly.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall2food5service2ambience2

Food great. Service from hostess to servers and managers rude. They just didn’t care about our experience and made that obvious. Thank goodness food decent. Won’t be returning.

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vipBRob
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience4

Food was great, apps & entrees arrived with 35 mins of sitting down. The restaurant did jam up around 7pm and most likely was Over booked. Wait staff was swamped, never asked if we wanted coffee and had to remind the waiter we had ordered desert. Received the bill as it was tossed on the table, after 15mins gave it to the host who expedited the credit card payment. Understand that restaurants are
Looking to make up for lost income but they need
To staff up. Again, food was very good.

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DaniS
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

The soup and salad were amazing. The steaks had an unpleasant smoke taste we did not care for and the sides were ok. We brought our steaks how to our fur babies. The soufflé was ordinary but good. Service and atmosphere were excellent, we will return but for soup, salad and appetizers not entrees. Was a bit of a disappointment for over $200 dinner for 2 people.

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vipFunFinds
Baltimore
35 reviews
Dined on May 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Came here on a rainy Cinco de Mayo for our anniversary dinner. It was not crowded which allowed us to feel safe inside as well as for us to truly appreciate attentive service. I had the Thai Coconut Shrimp (yum) and my husband ordered the scallops. Both were delicious! Yes, we indulged in the soufflé which many had told us about. It was quite decadent and we could have probably used two more people to share it with. It was our first visit here and surely we’ll be back. The inside has a nice upbeat vibe. There is an enclosed porch and a nice outside area as well, so lots of seating options. BYOB makes the higher prices more manageable.

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vipDonnaW
New York Area
47 reviews
Dined on May 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We enjoy going to Brandls as it's a local restaurant, food is consistently good and the service is excellent. We prefer to dine early and sit on their covered patio. We find their Early Bird Menu offers a diverse selection of week after week and a choice of one of three appetizers and entrees is adequate. We tried the barbecu ribs with Thai soy sauce that we tender and succulent and potstickers filled with lobster and corn. Entrees were chicken Milanese (two large cutlets) that we crisp and moist topped with arugula salad and a delightful dressing. The other entree was Gnocchi Bolognese, excellent. We both enjoyed fresh from the fryer hot donuts with chocolate sauce. These haven't been on the dessert menu in awhile. Always appealing, diverse menu for all diets and excellent food and presentation.

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vipJuDo
New York Area
45 reviews
Dined on May 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had the Blackened Salmon and the Gnocchi Bolognese. The food, as usual, was exceptional. Nice presentation and portions. The Brandl crew, Vincent, Arturo, and Paul were great; attentive and personable! They helped to make our visit so very enjoyable. Looking forward to our next visit!!!

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Luvgr8rest
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on May 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Delicious food and our server Vincent was the best.

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Poinde
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience4

-Manager needs attitude adjustment
- They way overbook, 40 min wait outside (cold) after arriving at reservation time
- Understaffed, kind and polite server but work load led to oversights
- Grundgy but cool setup, bathrooms very clean
- excellent porterhouse steak but unevenly cooked, mushroom soup excellent, lobster bisque watery and at room temp but excellent taste. Spinach side excellent but just a mouthful.
- at$230 (including tip) for two you can certainly do better BUT in a pinch great place to get a solid steak.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience4

This is the first time that I’ve eaten at the establishment. The food is very good but the service is subpar. Trying to check in for our table was extremely difficult and the Manager that was handling this was extremely rude and gave the attitude that he really didn’t care. Once we sat at our table, we were rushed to put in our order. After having done that, once our food arrived, we were rushed to finish. I believe the owner needs to overhaul his employees so that they better serve the patrons. The Manager should either be replaced or taught how to deal with the public.

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vipGeorge
Atlantic City
5 reviews
Dined on April 30, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Anniversary

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CynthiaC
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on April 28, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Unusually warm weather made this outdoor dinner very enjoyable and comfortable. Good food and pleasant waitstaff/employees made my first eating out experience since March 2020 almost totally relaxing. Enjoying a gift of wine from friends helped in celebrating my husband’s birthday complete.

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vipBelmarLocals
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on April 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great service... One of my favorite places to dine!!! You won't be disappointed!!!

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vipahayek
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First real meal out after getting fully vaccinated, but I didn't want to sit inside. It was cool outside, but the outdoor seating area was great. Food exceeded my expectations. I was very impressed and will be back.

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vipDenny
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

This restaurant doesn’t understand what reservations mean. I was told I would have to wait at least 30 mins for my reservation. The host was incredibly indifferent. There are so many other choices.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall3food3service1ambience3

Service was really bad and seated 25 minutes after our reservation

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VeryHappyFoodie
New York Area
26 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of our favorites. Good menu selection. Like the byob, and reservationsonopen table.Will be going back

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vipAmazed
Caribbean
8 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent restaurant with amazing food and ambiance. Our second time back. Kind of a drive for us to get there but so well worth it!! Will definitely return again and again!

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vipGPA46
Philadelphia
13 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience2

Poor social distancing. Food OK but not as good as in the past. Pricey for a BYOB.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
119 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

With the warm weather, returned for outdoor dining. Went for their early dinner special. As always, Vincent made us feel very welcome. The food was very good as always.

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vipDonluvs2eat
New York Area
36 reviews
Dined on April 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent food and service

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vipgeorge
New York Area
30 reviews
Dined on April 23, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Blackfish special that evening was terrific. Great to see this great-tasting fish on the menu.

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vipPeterI
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on April 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and fabulous food. Slightly pricey but overall excellent. I will return

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magoo1029
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on April 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were greeted at the door. We were there to celebrate an occasion. The food was excellent.. and service was attentive and friendly. Highly recommended!

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JerryP
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always excellent food, service(Vincent our waiter the best). Ambiance great and table ready on time. Highly recommend for a great night out with friends or as a couple. Never disappointed!

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AKMC
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall3food5service4ambience2

Too crowded and close for COVID-19. Understaffed but servers working hard. Food outstanding. Price too high for casual atmosphere, especially as a BYO.

FAQs

Brandl offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (732) 280-7501.

Brandl is rated 4.4 stars by 1653 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.

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